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Exquisite Aronei Kodesh

Avigail Sharer

What’s more precious and holy than a sefer Torah? Our sifrei Torah are covered in mantles of velvet and crowned with silver, but where are they kept? The aron hakodesh, graced with the paroches, offers a fitting and dignified home for our most treasured possession. Come and meet Avraham Fried, who has been designing and building exquisite aronei kodesh for over 40 years.

 

Let’s Get Going — Megillas Rus

C.B. Gavant

How well do you know Megillas Rus? Sure, you’ve learned about it in school, but I bet some of the information below will surprise you. Like every megillah, there’s lots beneath the surface in this story that we read each Shavuos.

 

Rocks!

Yael Mermelstein

It all started with a rock through the window. I was sitting at the piano playing a composition by Bach. I don’t remember which song it was, but I remember the composer. Minds are weird that way.

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”